Last edited 02 Apr 2021

Living wage

Social Value and Design of the Built Environment, published by the Supply Chain Sustainability School in 2017, suggests that there are two types of Living wage:

  • ‘The Living Wage Foundation’s ‘real Living Wage’ which is independently-calculated each year based on what employees and their families need to live. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis.’
  • ‘A wage that the UK government introduced in April 2016 – referring to it as a ‘national living wage’ - is the minimum legal wage that must be paid to a person over 25 years of age.’

For more information see: National Living Wage.

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